radagast83 (4415) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Poured a dark copper color, orange notes, small white head. Spices are noticeable, pumpkin is there - but subtle. Flavor was incredibly spicy, notes of nutmeg, clove, ginger, a lot more "pumpkin pie" then pumpkin. There was a lot going on with this particular pumpkin beer - and that’s a good thing.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grower from the brewery, filled 10/20/10 and opened 10/21/10. Pours a clear orange color with a thin frothy offwhite head. Fair poor head retention and lacing. Aroma of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove. The taste is pumpkin and spices with a toasty finish. Thin bodied. The flavor is good but rather weak.
BeerandBlues2 (9389) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, low retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, nutty), light hops (spicy), and light esters (fruity) with notes of pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, nutty), light hops (spicy), and light esters (apple/pear) with notes of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a dry finish.
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Minimal off-white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, clove, allspice, light ginger. Taste is moderately sweet, allspice, light ginger, clove. Light-medium body, low carbonation, quite drinkable.
strap (398) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - OCT 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice caramel coloring with little head. Excellent mix of pumpkin spices that doesn’t overpower the beer like a lot of other pumpkin brews seem to do. Well done